Tuesday, 8 November 2016
In the short amount of time I have, I would like to talk about the gold industry, which is an industry that has existed in this country for some 165 years and had a profound impact on my upbringing growing up as a child in Western Australia's goldfields. The industry I speak of is the goldmining industry. It is an industry that was responsible for the birth of my hometown of Kalgoorlie. It is an industry that employed many of my family members and an industry that I had the pleasure of being involved with since I was a child. I feel that the minerals and resources industry has been getting a bad rap of late, and I do not understand the attacks and vitriol that has been directed to this industry. Generally speaking, the mining industry is still seeing high returns on their investments in Western Australia, but this should not be cause for attack or, indeed, for a campaign against such an important industry in the north-west of Australia.
House adjourned at 20:00